The German automakers' battle to dominate China's luxury market is about to spread to a new product segment: small cars and crossovers.
Mercedes-Benz and Audi have chosen the Shanghai auto show for the world debut of two models: a small hatchback dubbed the Mercedes Concept A-Class and the Audi Q3 crossover.
The four-seat Concept A-Class, which is positioned as a sporty rival to the BMW 1-series and Audi A3, is powered by a turbocharged, direct-injection 2-liter gasoline engine that generates 210 horsepower.
The front-wheel-drive car's four-cylinder engine is mated to a dual-clutch transmission.
Other features include a radar-based … Read more